Columbia Revolt (Part II)
A documentary on the Columbia University student takeover of 1969.
RIOTS PROTESTS THE SIXTIES 1960s HIPPIES COUNTERCULTURE POLICE Columbia University New York City (History and culture) Movement (1960s) Colleges and universities Rebellions
Subject: one-sided point of view
The difference is that the students state their demands, and terms lucidly; with eloquenc e in many cases. There is quite a variety of students' thoughts, and what they're going through. The student strikers state their case with precision, and deft
In contrast, the administration, some staff, and certainly the police have a very narrow script that they follow. Their dogma, they continuously chant their homage to State: "YOU ARE TRESPASSING!" "YOU WILL BE ARRESTED!" "POLICE ARE COMING TO TAKE YOU AWAY IF YOU DON'T CONFORM!" "OBEY!"
Simply by virtue of them sounding like automatons, and bits of the machinery they're defending, it does not mean that they aren't given their chance to speak. Simply because their lines don't diverge from the standard script, doesn't mean the administration, et al, didn't have their chance to speak.
As we all know, actions speak louder than words: the administration speaks very loudly and directly be sending in the Storm Troopers.
I do admit, that this is a refreshing commentary of the political turmoil of the day. Those getting beat-up and assaulted by the cops are given a chance to say their piece.
This is in stark contrast to most "documentaries" of the day, and even now, where a "blank check" is given to those in charge, to set the terms of the discussion.
It's commonly understood that history is written by the victor(s). As such, this film stands as a beacon, where history is being written by the vanquished, and beaten.
Subject: valuable documentary
Sadly, this dupe has muddied contrast and the sound quality has deteriorated.
Subject: wrong year
Subject: Revenge Of The Nerds!